An Evening with Lea Salonga... Definitely!

Our Filipino friend and photography buddy of Marl, Jay Fuerzas, called us up in the afternoon when he got hold of complimentary tickets for Lea Salonga's concert. He was able to watch the full-packed show on Saturday night and thought to give the tickets to us instead. So nice of him, really. Thanks, Jay!

Lea Salonga has been my icon and inspiration when I was starting out as a singer. So watching her live last night is one of my dreams come true. And boy was I glad when most of the songs that she sang during her second night show at the KLCC Plenary Hall were those songs that have inspired me like Miss Saigon's "I'd Give My Life For You", Les Miserables' "I Dreamed A Dream" and "On My Own", Aladdin's "A Whole New World", Mulan's "Reflection", Annie's "Tomorrow", and other songs that I can really relate to. What's amazing is she did a Malaysian song called "Tiga Malam" and got the crowd cheering with her rendition of Lady Gaga's "Poker Face". She did 2 encore numbers after she got awarded with a Brand Laureate Award.

The merchandise items were selling like hot cakes after the show. Yes, we fell for the RM30 8x10" photo of Lea (and I bought two - one for me & one for Selena) because we wanted to get her autograph. The queue was long and we waited for more than 30 minutes before she came out. But being an avid fan that I am, I didn't mind. Hey, it's my idol & my icon!

When our turn came, she gave her sweetest smile to Selena and said the sweetest "Hello!!!". I said to her "Hi bigsis222!" and she said "yeah, that's what everyone calls me". I was of course referring to the first Twittername. Last year, I was soooo flattered when she actually replied my tweet - a few days after she joined Twitter. Look at the screen cap below.

And now, I finally met her. Definitely, I won't forget this one evening with Ms. Lea Salonga. :)

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